"Igračka u srcu" ("Toys at Heart" International Art and Writing Contest 2018                                                      Organized by Croatian Heritage Foundation (Zagreb, Croatia), Croatian School of Boston (USA) and Croatian Studies Foundation (Sydney, Australia)                          

For complete rules, please follow this link:  http://www.matis.hr/images/pdf/2018/IUS.pdf

Hrvatska matica iseljenika (Zagreb Hrvatska), u suradnji s Hrvatskom školom Boston (SAD) i Zakladom za hrvatske studije (Sydney, Australija), organizira međunarodni likovno-literarni natječaj “Igračka u srcu” inspiriran hrvatskom tradicijskom kulturom.

 

Natjecati se mogu djeca i mladi od 5 do 18 godina individualnim ili grupnim radovima. Pozivamo obitelji, škole, crkve, centre, folklorne i sportske klubove, kao i ostale hrvatske organizacije da nam se pridruže u poticanju kreativnosti i promicanju ovog važnog aspekta hrvatske tradicijske kulture.

 

Ocjenjivački odbor činit će neovisni stručnjaci iz Hrvatske i svijeta: umjetnici, nastavnici i drugi stručnjaci koji neće ni na koji drugi način biti povezani s natječajem. Imena članova ocjenjivačkog odbora objavit će se prije roka za predaju radova.

 

Hrvatska škola Boston koordinator je natječaja za sjevenoamerički i južnoamerički kontinent. Nadamo se da ćemo primiti veliki broj radova iz ovog dijela svijeta. Pobjednički radovi bit će izloženi na multimedijalnoj izložbi u prostorima Hrvatske matice iseljenika koja će se održati početkom prosinca 2018.

 

Ovaj natječaj izuzetna je prilika odraslima da podijele stare hrvatske tradicije s mlađima  da se prisjete svog djetinjstva, a mladima da se osvrnu na svoje porijeklo. Divna je to prilika za Hrvate i osobe hrvatskog porijekla da se uključe i povežu s globalnom hrvatskom zajednicom.

 

 

Croatian Heritage Foundation (Zagreb, Croatia), in cooperation with Croatian School of Boston (USA) and Croatian Studies Foundation (Sydney, Australia), is organizing “Igračka u srcu” (“Toys at Heart”) International Art and Writing Competition inspired by Croatian traditional culture.

 

Individual and group entries from children and youth from 5 to 18 years of age will be accepted. We invite families, schools, churches, centers, folk and sports clubs, and other Croatian organizations to join us in encouraging creativity and sharing this important aspect of the Croatian traditional culture.

 

The judging committee will be composed of independent, international, and professional members, including artists, teachers, and other professionals who are not otherwise involved in the competition in any way. Their names will be announced before entry submission deadline.

 

Croatian School of Boston is coordinating the competition on the North American and South American continents. We hope to receive a large number of entries from this part of the world. Winning entries will be displayed at the multimedia exhibition scheduled to open in Zagreb at Croatian Heritage Foundation headquarters at the beginning of December of 2018.

 

This competition is a great opportunity for adults to share old Croatian traditions with young generations and bring back their childhood memories, and for young people to reflect on their heritage. It is a wonderful opportunity for Croats and people of Croatian heritage to engage and connect with the global Croatian community.

Children's Art and Literary Contest

2017

 

 

Results of the

Children’s Art and Literary Contest

With the theme

My Family on Two Continents

 

May 15, 2017

The following panel of judges

 

Irena Stanic Rasin- mdirector of Croatian School of Boston, head of contest, author, translator and language instructor irenastanicrasin.com

Jelena Erceg – teacher at Croatian School of Boston, graduate teacher of Croatian language

Jadranka Delac-Klepac – math teacher, award-winning children’s writer

http://www.jadrankaklepac.com/

Lana Ducharme – teacher at Croatian School of Boston, graphic and web designer, www.designwithcharm.com/

Tomislav Torjanac – award-winning illustrator and painter, www.torjanac.com

Dr. Aida Vidan – president of Association for Croatian Studies and lecturer at Harvard University, scholar.harvard.edu/vidan/home

Ariana Zelic – treasurer of New England Friends of Croatia, sites.google.com/site/nefcroatia/

 

                                                            have selected the winners.

 

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who have participated in the contest!
 

Croatian School of Boston

 

2016

With the aim of bringing together and connecting children of Croatian descent from the United States of America and Canada with the children in Croatia who have family members in the United States and Canada, we invite all interested children to enter our second annual

 

Children’s Art and Literary Contest

With the theme

My Family on Two Continents

Organized by the Croatian School of Boston

 

The contest is open to children of Croatian descent from 3-18 years of age who

reside in the United States of America and Canada, and to children residing

in Croatia who have family members on the North American continent.

The contest comprises the following categories:

 

Writing Piece (in the Croatian language or dialect)

  • prose: 3 age groups: 7-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years;
  • poetry: 3 age groups: 7-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years;

Art Work – 4 age groups: 3-6 years, 7-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years;

Comic Strip (in the Croatian language or dialect) – 2 age groups: 11-14 years, 15-18 years;

Photography – 2 age groups: 11-14 years, 15-18 years;

Audio/Video Clip (in the Croatian language or dialect) – 2 age groups: 11-14 years, 15-18 years;

 

The theme of this year’s contest will again center around the ties between the family members living in the USA and/or Canada and family members living in Croatia. Possible topics may include visits to relatives, family stories and anecdotes, heirlooms, or any other

positive influence or experience the children associate with the connection between the family on the North American continent and the family in Croatia.

 

Entries should be submitted to natjecaj@croatianschoolofboston.org, and must be accompanied by the child’s full name, age and address. Writing pieces will be accepted in pdf or word document format, or can be included in the email body. Art work should be sent in jpg format. Art and photo work must be accompanied by a title and a brief description of the subject. Due to the file size, we cannot accept audio and video files as an attachment; please send us a link to your clip on one of the standard video-sharing websites, such as YouTube.

 

By entering the contest you guarantee that the work you entered is original and not a copy of an existing work done by others. Croatian School of Boston reserves the right to publish submitted work on its website or in potential publications, with a credit to the author.

 

The first prize in each category and age group will win a Croatia-related prize. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

 

The contest is open from March 3 to April 23, 2017. Winners in each category will be determined by a panel of judges consisting of members of the Croatian community in Boston, and art and literary experts from Croatia. The judges’ decisions are final. The winners will be announced on May 15, 2017 (International Day of Families) on the Croatian School of Boston website and Facebook page. A confirmation will be also sent to the winners to the email from which the entry was submitted. The awards and certificates will be sent by post.

 

Prizes:

 

3-6 years – Ogledalce, picture book, written by Grigor Vitez and illustrated by Tomislav 

                   Torjanac – 1 prize

7-10 years – Naše kolo veliko, The Most Beautiful Croatian Children’s Folk Songs CD,

                    by Goran Knežević – 3 prizes

11-14 years – A da se to dogodi tebi: Priručnik za odrastanje, book by Irena Stanić Rašin

                     and Latinka Basara – 6 prizes

15-18 years – Stepenice do neba, book by Ivana Adlešić Pervan – 6 prizes

 

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Croatian School of Boston

 

The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges:

 

Irena Stanić Rašin – director of Croatian School of Boston, head of contest,

author and translator, www.irenastanicrasin.com

 

Jelena Erceg – teacher at Croatian School of Boston, graduate teacher of Croatian language

 

Jadranka Delač-Klepac – award-winning children’s writer

www.jadrankaklepac.com

 

Lana Ducharme – teacher at Croatian School of Boston, graphic and web designer, www.designwithcharm.com/

 

Lada Kanajet Šimić – head of the Department for educaion, science and sport at the Croatian Heritage foundation

www.matis.hr

 

Tomislav Torjanac – award-winning illustrator and painter, www.torjanac.com

 

Dr. Aida Vidan – president of Association for Croatian Studies and lecturer at Harvard University, scholar.harvard.edu/vidan/home

 

Ariana Zelić – NEFC treasurer, sites.google.com/site/nefcroatia/

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